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You are seeing one of the most famous waterfalls of India and the tallest in Asia - Jog Falls. This is where River Sharavati tumbles down over 800 feet through 4 distinct waterfalls called Raja [King], Roarer, Rocket and Rani [Queen] from left to right respectively.

Sharavati has a dam called Linganamakki and Jog falls is located beyond it; hence the glory of the falls is entirely dependent on the water outflow from the dam. During monsoons, there are times when all four merge into one huge, silky sheet of water falling from the face of the cliff! However, this is a very rare sight as this does not last more than a couple of days.

* There are arguments about the height of the waterfall - there are many waterfalls in Asia and also in India which drop from higher altitude. But unlike those falls Jog falls is untired. ie., drops directly and does not stream on rocks. Thus it can be described as highest untired waterfalls in India (read Wiki for more details http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jog_Falls)

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